The Ultimate Live Casino Guide
With a mere internet connection and a smart device, you can now transport yourself to the casino with just a few clicks. And we’re not talking about a video game version of a casino, which simulate classic games, we’re talking about real roulette wheels, real blackjack tables, with very real croupiers who you can interact with.
In the live casino section of our very own Vegas Casino, you can get the most authentic casino experience with just a few taps. What’s more, at Vegas Casino, you can play with cryptocurrency, as we are the world’s biggest bitcoin casino. But don’t worry, if you don’t have any bitcoin yet, you can also trade your normal currency for bitcoin using our trusted bitcoin partners.
Still confused about the live casino concept? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below, we’ll run through how live casinos work, and how you can play your favourite games at the live casino section of Vegas Casino.
What is a Live Casino?
At its core, a live casino is a virtual casino section that includes various games such as roulette, baccarat and blackjack which are live streamed from a remote location. These live casino games always feature a real-time, real-life person as the dealer or croupier, who will guide you through the game. You’ll play alongside other remote players, as if you were all sat next to each other in a real casino – but don’t worry, you don’t need to talk to the annoying person next to you if you don’t want to!
Live casinos have proven to be extremely popular as they have reintroduced the social element of playing casino games, even when you’re online. Furthermore, live casinos are based on any algorithms, so players can be sure that they are getting a fair game, and that “the computer isn’t against them” – not that it ever is on Vegas Casino, of course!
How Do Live Casinos Work?
As previously discussed, live casino games are brought to you from what is effectively a casino studio, where they film the dealers and croupiers and ensure all rules are being adhered to. These games then appear to you in real-time with no delay, enabling you to place your bets and then watch either the cards or wheel do their thing. If your bet wins, you’ll be paid automatically thanks to the sophisticated tech these games use. It’s super simple.
When you first choose what game you’d like to play, you then can select which table you’d like to sit at, with a small introduction of each – including the stakes and the dealer who will look after you.
What Games Can Be Played at the Live Casino?
At Vegas Casino, we offer three different live casino experiences: Evolution Baccarat, which offers – you guessed it – live baccarat Asia Gaming Live Dealer, which provides baccarat, Dragon Tiger and roulette, while Ezugi Live Dealers provide us with a massive selection of live blackjack, baccarat, casino hold’em and roulette games.
Below, we’ll run through some of the very best live casino games at Vegas Casino.
Live Baccarat – Ezugi
Ezugi have gone above and beyond in creating the most authentic live baccarat experience with this game.
Played with eight decks of cards that are randomly shuffled at frequent intervals, Ezugi’s Live Baccarat allows played to stake between 0.20 and 100 chips per bet, although this can vary by table. Indeed, there are multiple varieties of live baccarat available through the Ezugi interface, including Dragon Bonus Baccarat.
>New baccarat players can click on the info icon in the game for a thorough breakdown on how to play baccarat, but the gameplay is very simple here. Firstly, select how much you wish to stake by clicking on one of the coins at the bottom of the screen. Next, put these chips in the Player, Banker or Tie positions on the table (or cover one of the six side bet options). All baccarat games are played on a timer, which can be seen in the right hand corner of the screen – so keep this in mind so that you don’t inadvertently miss a round. Once the countdown is complete, the dealer will distribute the cards, and any winnings will immediately be awarded. After each round of play, you can choose whether to re-bet or clear your bets, in order to make gameplay more efficient.
If you’d like to interact with your dealer, a Chat button, along with a Tip button, can be accessed from the left side of the screen. Other options such as settings can be reached in the bottom right-hand corner of the game screen.
Live Roulette – Ezugi
Unsurprisingly, one of the world’s most popular casino games is just as popular in our live casino: roulette.
Ezugi offers European Roulette at Vegas Casino – ensuring better value for players. And, as well as being a great deal of fun, playing roulette with the Ezugi interface is incredibly easy. Simply select your coin amount by clicking on the chips, and add this to which bet you wish to make.
Again, a countdown is in action in the top right-hand corner, so make sure you don’t the miss the cut-off unexpectedly. Once the countdown is complete, the dealer will spin the wheel and winning bets will be immediately paid when the ball lands.
As with baccarat, you can communicate with the dealer or leave a tip by clicking the buttons on the left-hand side of the screen.
Live Hold’em – Ezugi
If you’d like to play a bit of live poker, you can take on the dealer on Live Hold’em.
This game can be extremely fun and intense, and features regular timers on the screen to ensure gameplay is snappy.
Initially, you will place an ante bet for each hand, and following the three-card flop, you have the option to Fold (thus surrendering your ante bet) or Call at 2x the ante.
If you hand beats the dealers, you will be paid according to the Ante Pay Chart, which pays 100 to 1 for a Royal Flush, 20 to 1 for a Straight Flush, 10 to 1 for 4 of a Kind, 3 to 1 for a Full House, 2 to 1 for a Flush, and evens for anything lower than this. What’s more, if the dealer gets a Pair of 4s or better, and the player still wins, you’ll also receive an even payout from the Call bet.
Live Blackjack – Ezugi
While very similar to the European version of the game, Live Blackjack also offers Perfect Pairs and 21+3 side bets in order to provide players with a top-notch game.
The timer for each around ticks down on the top right corner of the screen, while players select their bet by clicking on the chip of choice and playing it on the table. Bonus wins of 25 to 1 for a Perfect Pair, 12 to 1 for a Coloured Pair, and 6 to 1 for a Mixed Pair can also be awarded.
You can chat with the game’s dealer by pressing the “Click to chat” button on the bottom-left corner of the game screen, with a tip section for the dealer also available next to it.
Further variations of live baccarat games can be found under the Evolution Baccarat tab, with games including Speed Baccarat, the Italian Punto Banco, Baccarat Controlled Squeeze, Baccarat Squeeze, as well as good old-fashioned traditional baccarat.
Video quality is excellent on Evolution Baccarat games, while table view is interchangeable for the user, with this possible to edit in the settings.
As well as regular baccarat betting spots, two extra side bets are available on this game: the Banker Pair and Player Pair – both of which pay out at 11 to 1 if won.
All of the Evolution Baccarat tables are run by extremely hospitable and professional dealers, who will help guide you through the game. If you’d like to chat with your croupier, you can do so by selecting the “Click to chat” option on the bottom left part of the screen.
As was with Ezugi games, Evolution Baccarat games are played on a timer, so also keep this in mind when staking. Placing your bets is very easy when playing this game, and you can do so by simply selecting the Player, Tie or Banker option in the middle of the screen, and selecting your bet.
Live Baccarat – Asia Gaming Live Dealer
Elegance reigns supreme with Asian Gaming Live Dealer products, and that is no different with Live Baccarat. Placing your bet on these games is extremely easy, as you interact in the same space as the dealer, much in the same way as if you were in a land-based casino.
Like always, the main bets are Tie, Banker and Player, but there are a further eight side bets you can place, on things such as Pairs, Dragon Bonus, Big and Small.
The immersive feel of live baccarat with Asia Gaming Live Dealer is really impressive, and goes a long way to breaking down the digital barrier between yourself and the casino. This alone, makes it a game definitely worth trying.
As well as regular live baccarat, players can also take part in Dragon Tiger, which is a simple two-card version of baccarat. When the cards are drawn, one will go the Dragon and the other to the Tiger. The player then bets on which will card will be higher (or a tie) – it really couldn’t be easier. But then again, is there anything better than pure fun?
Live Roulette – Asia Gaming Live Dealer
As with Ezugi Live Roulette, the Asia Gaming Live Dealer version of the game also runs with European Roulette – which is great news for players looking for better odds.
Bets can be placed on the right side of the screen by selecting your chosen chip at the bottom of the table, before choosing where to place it. Bets available include number bets, first, second and third dozen bets, odds and evens, small and big numbers, as well as column bets.
One of the best bits about live roulette with Asia Gaming Live Dealer is that it shows you a detailed breakdown of the 54 spins of the wheel – so you can keep an eye out if certain numbers are running hot, or one colour is dominating.
The game’s timer appears in the top left corner of the screen, so be sure to get your bets in time for each round or be prepared to miss out.
And there we have it, a thorough breakdown to some of the best live casino games available at Vegas Casino. But if you’re still not sure about where to start, keep reading below.
Why Play Live Casino at Vegas Casino?
Vegas Casino is the world’s leading bitcoin casino, and offers a range of casino products to players, including video slots, roulette, blackjack, other table games and video poker, plus the great selection of live casino products we’ve discussed in this article. There really is a vast, vast range of exciting, innovative and immersive games to try out as we bring in the age of the cryptocurrency.
Playing at Vegas Casino is completely safe and secure, thanks in large to us using bitcoin as our currency source. Bitcoin is famous across the world for its security, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your account, funds and winnings are secure.
If you don’t yet have any bitcoin that you can play with, you can exchange your regular currency for bitcoin to play with. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to buy an entire bitcoin if you don’t want to, you can simply buy as much as you need.
What’s more, you can also earn free bitcoins in the Vegas Casino faucet. Here, you can mine your own satoshi to build up your bitcoin empire by completing simple tasks, such as completing surveys. Once you’ve got some bitcoin to spend, you can then use this in our casino in the pursuit of greater riches!